HASUI -- "Kazusa, Hizen"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Kazusa, Hizen"
("Hizen Kazusa")
Date 1922
PRE-earthquake (blocks destroyed 1923). RARE.
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by an eastcoast USA collector.
Series "Selection of Scenes of Japan"
("Nihon Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "1-seal"
(or "A-seal" by Hotei)
Image Size 8 x 11 1/8 ("aiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Very good colors. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #85; Hotei #85.
Comments A beautifully colored Hasui design--four coastal pine trees serenely silhouetted against a late afternoon sky. Extremely rare 1922 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in Tokyo's 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. First Edition.
Item # DJ-05
Price $2950 (Sold/KC)